HSBC October Preliminary China Manufacturing PMI Rises to 50.4

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Richard Silk BEIJING--A closely-watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector rose in October, after holding steady at a three-month low in September, a result which may go some way to ease concerns over the pace of Chinese economic ...

UK Car Production Sees Biggest Nine-Month Rise in Six Years -SMMT

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

(This article was originally published at 2301 GMT Wednesday, Oct. 22) By Ian Walker LONDON--U.K. car manufacturing has recorded its biggest nine-month rise in six years, boosted by the launch of new models and a recovering market in Europe, despite ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Climb; 3M, GM Results On Tap

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street was looking at a higher open on Thursday, with U.S. stock futures strengthening after key eurozone data came in better than anticipated. The deluge of corporate results will continue, with industrial ...

Oil Futures Subdued as China Data Fails to Lift Market

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures were in negative territory in Asian hours Thursday as a positive reading of Chinese manufacturing for October failed to prop up oil prices, or offset the impact of a large build-up in U.S. oil inventories. ...

New Zealand Annual Inflation At Bottom of Central Bank Target Range

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON, New Zealand--New Zealand annual inflation slowed further in the third quarter, leaving it at the bottom of the central bank's target range and increasing the likelihood the central bank will leave rates on hold for longer. ...

Swedish Budget Leans to the Left

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

STOCKHOLM--Sweden's new finance minister on Thursday presented a proposed budget with a clear leaning to the left, signaling an intention to increase some taxes and raise spending on job creation programs, welfare and schools. Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, whose center-left ...

The number of employed persons continues to increase

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2014-10-23 9:30 AM Nr 2014:508 Labour Force Survey (LFS), September 2014: The number of employed persons continues to increase In September 2014, 4 809 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is ...

Eurozone PMI Picked Up Slightly in October -- Survey

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Paul Hannon Activity in the eurozone's private sector picked up slightly in October, although businesses cut their prices at the fastest pace since early 2010, making it more likely the European Central Bank will soon have to announce a ...

California Toll Road Sells $1.4 Billion in Bonds -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Aaron Kuriloff The operator of a struggling toll road in southern California sold about $1.4 billion in bonds on Wednesday, capitalizing on a broad decline in yields that has whetted investors' appetite for riskier bets. It is the second ...

Soft New Zealand Inflation Data Push Out Rate Rise Expectations

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Soft inflation data for the third quarter have increased the likelihood that New Zealand's central bank will keep rates on hold for longer, potentially delaying a next rate rise until the end of 2015. Annual ...

Singapore September CPI +0.6% on Year

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Jake Maxwell Watts SINGAPORE--Singapore's consumer prices rose at a slower than expected pace in September, due to a sharp decline in the cost of transportation. The consumer price index rose 0.6% year-on-year in September, compared with the median estimate ...

Russia's Ruble Weakens to All-Time Low

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--The Russian ruble weakened to fresh all-time lows versus the euro-dollar basket in early trade on Thursday as oil prices again dipped lower. The ruble, vulnerable to conditions on global commodity markets, had eased 0.15% to 46.43 ...

French October Business Sentiment Rises Unexpectedly

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Stacy Meichtry PARIS--French business sentiment rose unexpectedly in October as industrial entrepreneurs were more optimistic about their activities in the coming months, France's official statistics agency Insee said Thursday. The reading of sentiment in the manufacturing sector rose to ...

Eurozone PMI Picked Up Slightly in October -- Survey

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Paul Hannon Business activity in the eurozone's private sector picked up slightly in October, although firms cut their prices at the fastest pace since early 2010, making it more likely the European Central Bank will soon have to announce ...

U.K. Car Production Sees Biggest Nine-Month Rise in Six Years

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

LONDON--U.K. car manufacturing has recorded its biggest nine-month rise in six years, boosted by the launch of new models and a recovering market in Europe, despite falling in September because of planned re-tooling for model changes. In September, 137,068 cars ...

France Spends EUR100 Million to Send Staff in Guinea to Fight Ebola

TODAY: Oct. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Inti Landauro PARIS--French President Francois Hollande Wednesday authorized the spending of 100 million euros ($126 million) to send staff and open new health care centers in Guinea to treat victims of Ebola. After meeting with defense and foreign ministers ...